The What and Why of Computational Thinking

An overview of what computational thinking (CT) is and why it is important for libraries to add computational thinking activities to services for all ages.

The examples of how computational thinking can be integrated into library services are useful for library staff learning about what computational thinking looks like in libraries. Perspectives from library staff about the importance of computational thinking in libraries are of value for everyone.

Audience: 
Preschool
Lower elementary (K-2)
Upper elementary (3-5)
Middle school (6-8)
High school (9-12)
Learner Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Facilitator Type: 
Library staff member
Community member
Facilitator Experience w/ CS & CT: 
Beginner
Some Practice
Experienced
Type of Library: 
Public
School
Tribal
Library Location Type: 
Rural
Suburban
Urban
Size: 
Very small (< 300 students, < 10k population)
Small (< 500 students, < 24k population)
Medium (< 750 students, < 99k population)
Large (< 1000 students, < 500k population)
Very large (1000+ students, 500k+ population)
Program Type & Frequency: 
In school time
Out of school time
Requirements: 
Technology not required
No cost
Resource Type: 
Professional development
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